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Video:How to Make Anniversary Cards

with Bonnie Zaiss

Learn how to make anniversary cards using quality paper, rubber stamps for art and a layer of vellum. See how easy it is to make anniversary cards at home.See Transcript

Transcript:How to Make Anniversary Cards

Hello, I'm Bonnie Zaiss for

Making Anniversary Cards

Today we're going to learn how to make a custom anniversary card using quality paper, rubber stamps for art and a layer of vellum.

Supplies for Making Anniversary Cards

We're going to use a couple of fun rubber stamps and two different colored ink pads to set the theme for our anniversary card.

Here are the rest of the supplies that you'll need:

  • A sheet of quality paper. We're using watercolor paper
  • A sheet of vellum for the top layer of the card
  • A glue stick
  • Gel pens, we're using black, metallic gold and red

Instructions for Making Anniversary Cards

You can make the card any size you want. But remember you're going to fold the card in half so the width needs to be double the final size. We're cutting this card to 4 1/2 inches by 12 inches for a final card size of 4 1/2 inches by 6 inches. You want to do the same measurement for the vellum.

Next, we're going to fold the quality paper in half. Use your nail to create a nice solid crease. Now do the same with the vellum. Check the sizes…slip the watercolor paper inside the vellum to make sure you have a perfect fit.

We're going to decorate the inside card first. Using heart-shaped stamp, press the stamp firmly into the red ink pad. We're creating 3 hearts. Be sure to refresh the stamp with more ink for each heart. Some other options include adding a subtle 2nd stamp art on the inside card or patterned paper. The options are endless.

Now you're ready to put your card together. Use a glue stick on the inside crease of the vellum and insert the watercolor paper and press firmly.

Now we're going to decorate the outside vellum cover. Using a gold metallic gel pen, create a fun border around the hearts that are showing through the vellum. Then take your red gel pen and write "Happy Anniversary" on the vellum cover. Next, let's add one more fun stamp to this card. We chose a swirl and black paint to accent the outside cover.

Remember vellum doesn't dry as quickly as the watercolor paper. So take care when you open the cover to write your sentiment on the inside of the card.

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